Internationally Acclaimed Cello-Infused Metal Band Apocalyptica Announce U.S. Tour

Release New Single ‘House Of Chains’ 



February 9th, 2016 (New York, NY) – The Finnish, cello-wielding metal quintet, APOCALYPTICA have announced they will bring their unique and exciting live show to 23 cities across the U.S. The tour kicks off on April 23 in Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom, with bands 10 Years and Failure Anthem serving as support.  See full dates below. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday February 12th,but members of the band’s Fan Club will have the special opportunity to buy their tickets a day early on Thursday February 11th. 

"It’s really exciting for us to return to the US for another headline tour and we can’t wait to present a lot of new material from album Shadowmaker,”  says APOCALYPTICA. “Our singer Franky Perez, who is a real entertainer, will definitely bring an interesting new edge to our show for those familiar with our live set. We are looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones all across the U.S.” 

Fresh off their Japanese tour dates with VAMPS, APOCALYPTICA’s U.S. headlining run follows their 2015, critically-acclaimed, eighth studio album,Shadowmaker. Revolver said “Shadowmaker’ showcases their current blend of classical riffs, modern rock melancholy and manic rhythms” Unlike the band’s previous albums, which included various guest vocalists, Shadowmakerincludes all vocals from Franky Perez (Scars on Broadway), who will also hold lead-singer duties on the upcoming tour.

The band’s current single ‘House of Chains’ produced by Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach) is currently climbing the rock radio charts. The lyric video for ‘House of Chains’ depicts a relationship with use of explicit horror clips and images perfectly capturing how powerful binding relationships can be. The themes of this song/video have already caught fans attentions propelling the video to over 100,000+ views since its release.  Check out the lyric video for ‘House Of Chains’ HERE

Since their inception in 1993, the cello wielding quartet of Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén have redefined the boundaries between rock, metal and classical music in a truly unprecedented way: they’ve not so much rewritten the rulebook as penned a brand new tome all of their own. Formed initially by four true virtuosos at Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy, over the course of seven highly acclaimed studio albums (of which they have sold in excess of five million copies globally) they have forged a reputation as an act capable of bringing million copies globally) they have forged a reputation as an act capable of bringing fans from both heavy and more traditional musical spheres together in euphoric celebration. The addition of vocalist, Franky Perez (Scars on Broadway) was the final piece of the puzzle for the band. From bow-eviscerating speed to sprawling, spine-shivering waves of sound, Apocalyptica’s sonic palette is as rich as it is diverse: Metallica covers, Wagnerian tributes alongside international Symphony Orchestra’s and collaborations with members of Slipknot, Soulfly and Bush all falling comfortably within the band’s remit.

  Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)                 23-Apr-16
  Pontiac, MI (The Crofoot)                                25-Apr-16
  Chicago, IL (House of Blues)                          26-Apr-16
  Minneapolis, MN (Mill City Nights)                 27-Apr-16
  Denver, CO (Ogden Theater)                         29-Apr-16
  Salt Lake City, UT (In The Venue)                  30-Apr-16
  Sacramento, CA (Ace of Spades)                  01-May-16
  San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)                          02-May-16
  Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theater)     03-May-16
  San Diego, CA (House of Blues)                  05-May-16
  Anaheim, CA (House of Blues)                     06-May-16
  Tucson, AZ (Rialto Theater)                         07-May-16
  Houston, TX (House of Blues)                      09-May-16
  San Antonio, TX (Aztec Theater)                 10-May-16
  Dallas, TX (Gas Monkey)                                11-May-16
  New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)              13-May-16
  Tampa, FL (The Ritz Yabor)                          14-May-16
  Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Culture Room)                15-May-16
  Atlanta, GA (Masquerade)                             16-May-16
  Charlotte, NC (Amos')                                    17-May-16
  Baltimore, MD (Rams Head Live)                   19-May-16
  New York, NY (Irving Plaza)                         20-May-16
  Worcester, MA (The Palladium)                    21-May-16
  Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero)                        22-May-16